06-14-2009, 09:13 AM
HOF CLASS OF '12
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Springfield, Ohio
Re: 2009 Draft Info
6th Round #179 Overall Mark Serrano RHP Oral Roberts University
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Mark Serrano, RHP, Oral Roberts University- A darling of results-oriented analysis, Serrano has put up some of the most impressive numbers this side of Strassburg. Unfortunately, he doesn't have the same kind of stuff, and so isn't in for the same kind of payday.
Serrano has a fastball that sits mostly in the upper 80s, though he has hit as high as 93 at times, and he commands the pitch remarkably well. He has a nice curveball, and shows the makings of an average changeup. If he sounds generic, it's because he sort of is. Lost of pitchers with similar repertoires; Serrano faces weak competition and does much more with his stuff than most. Not a sexy pick, by any means, but could be a good have in the later rounds.
Right Handed Pitcher - RHP
Height: 6-1 Weight: 195
Bats: R Throws: R
Courtesy: ORU Media Relations
2009 Second-Team All-American (Collegiate Baseball)
2009 Second-Team All-American (Ping!Baseball)
2009 ABCA All-Midwest Region Second-Team
2009 Summit League Player of the Year
2009 Summit League Pitcher of the Year
2009 First-Team All-Summit League
Earned Second-Team All-America honors by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, as well as Summit League Player and Pitcher of the Year... posted a 2.50 ERA and a team-leading 9-1 record in 20 appearances and nine starts... ranked second in ORU single-season history with 132 strikeouts in only 86 1/3 innings pitched... only issued 25 walks while limiting opponents to a .196 batting average... ranked second nationally with 13.77 strikeouts per nine innings... tied for fifth in the NCAA in total strikeouts, while placing 19th in ERA... threw three complete games and posted two shutouts... named the Summit League Pitcher of the Week on three different occasions... earned Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week honors by Collegiate Baseball after tossing a complete-game two-hit shutout with a career-high 16 strikeouts at North Dakota State on April 25... also faced No. 7 Arkansas earlier in the week, fanning seven batters in three scoreless innings of relief... suffered first loss in a gutsy performance at NCAA Regional against No. 5 Arizona State on May 30... allowed three earned runs in 8 1/3 innings while fanning 13 Sundevils... struck out 13 batters in six innings in first start against Wichita State on March 24... followed performance up by only allowing two hits and no runs in five innings pitched at No. 9 Texas... picked up first four wins of the season in relief, including the victory at No. 7 Rice on March 8.
Led the team with a 3.09 ERA in 21 appearances... started seven games, earning a 4-1 record... logged 67 innings, striking out 52 batters while only walking 23... held batters to a .231 average, which also led the squad... threw a complete-game shutout against Oakland on May 11... allowed only three hits while fanning a season-high nine batters against the Golden Grizzlies... earned second consecutive win at IPFW on May 17 by hurling eight innings without surrendering an earned run... picked up second save of the season against Centenary after striking out five and only allowing one hit in 3.2 innings.
Spent two years at Cypress College ... Played for head coach Scott Pickler in the Orange Empire Conference ... Appeared in five games in 2007 for the Chargers posting a 1-1 record in 9.1 innings of work ... Picked up his win against Merced College by not allowing an earned run and striking out three in 3.1 innings ... Posted a 2-1 record as a freshman in 2006 ... Finished with a 4.50 ERA while striking 20 and only allowing six walks in 24.0 innings.
Prepped under head coach Jesse Gonzalez at Downey High School in Downey, Calif. ... Named team MVP, Dream Team first-team, and first-team All-League ... Also earned Offensive MVP for football and selected first-team All-League in football ... Was named to the Deans List.
Full name is Mark Arthur Serrano ... Son of Mark and Carole Serrano ... English Major ... Born on September 14, 1985 in Los Angeles, Calif. ... Chose ORU over Pepperdine, Long Beach State and Fresno State.